It's not uncommon for AERC rides in the north-east
to have endurance distances only. Many folks here ride in both endurance
and ECTRA CTR's, and some endurance ride managers *want*
lower-distance riders to do CTR's instead of LD's.
But that doesn't
accommodate couples or friends who would like to travel
together and then one ride endurance while the other person rides a shorter
For the past two years the Doncaster Renegade has
had an AERC 50-miler on Saturday and then both 25- and a 35-mile CTR
distances on Sunday. This format has been very popular.
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missing something here, or just having a blonde day and not understanding
(wouldn't be the first time <G>). Are there a lot of rides out
there in other regions that don't have LDs along with the longer
distances? I know there are some out west, but thought that most in the
eastern part of the country had LDs as well as 50s. Here in Central
Region, pretty much every ride has LD and 50, and a few have 100s.
Several even have 12-15 mile introductory rides. The only regular CT
ride I can think of offhand that doesn't have an LD is Movin' On Up, which is
a ride to encourage LDers to move up to 50s. And this year there's a
special FEI 100 mile-only ride in March. All the rest have LDs.
Works great for my husband and me...I just moved up to 50s this year, and he
just started doing rides...I ride the 50 and he rides the LD. It lets us
both have fun.